Watson Roberts Watrous

b. 1 September 1896, d. 17 February 1990
     Watson Roberts Watrous was born on 1 September 1896 at Harpersville, Broome Co., NY.1 He was the son of Duell Almon Watrous. Watson Roberts Watrous married Adeline T. Ruland on 1 September 1920 at Broome Co., NY. Watson Roberts Watrous died on 17 February 1990 at Syracuse, Onondaga Co., NY, at age 93.

Watson registered for the draft on 5 June 1918 in Binghampton, Broome Co., NY. He was living with his parents in Harpersville. 2

New York County Marriages 1907-1936 viewed online at Ancestry.com, documents their marriage. 3

Watson R. and Adeline were enumerated in the 1930 Syracuse, Onondaga Co., NY, federal census. He was an inspector at a gear factory age 33, she was 32. The only child in the household was William G. 8.3

Watson and Adeline were enumerated in the 1940 Syracuse, Onondaga Co., NY, federal census. He was a Machinist in a gear factory age 43, she was 43. Children in the household were William 18, and Charles 8.3


On April 27, 1942 Watson registered for the draft. He was living in Syracuse and worked for the New Process Gear Co.3

Children of Watson Roberts Watrous and Adeline T. Ruland

Citations

  1. [S519] Ancestry.com.
  2. [S207] World War I Draft Registrations, Draft Cards unknown repository.
  3. [S336] Ancestry.com.
  4. [S749] 1940 Federal Census.

William George Watrous

b. circa 1829
     William George Watrous was born circa 1829 at Colesville, Broome Co., NY. He was the son of David Watrous and Patty Church. William George Watrous married Amanda Melvina Wasson say 1849.

Wm. and Amanda were enumerated in the 1880 Colesville, Broome Co., NY, federal census. He was a farmer age 51, she was 50. The only child in the household was Duell 18.

Child of William George Watrous and Amanda Melvina Wasson

Lasta Maud Phillips

b. 9 September 1887, d. 28 March 1980
     Lasta Maud Phillips was also known as Lessie Phillips. She was born on 9 September 1887 at Taylor, Lafayette Co., MS.1 She married John Porter Holcombe, son of Eli Barger Holcombe and Sarah J. Matthews, circa 1921.2 Lasta Maud Phillips died on 28 March 1980 at age 92.1 She was buried at Floresville City Cemetery, Floresville, Wilson Co., TX.

Children of Lasta Maud Phillips and John Porter Holcombe

Citations

  1. [S807] Find A Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com, memorial # 51069372.
  2. [S825] DC: John Porter Holcombe, online https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll, Texas Department of State Health Services; Austin Texas, USA; Texas Death Certificates, 1903–1982.
  3. [S807] Find A Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com, memorial # 79703136.

Duell Almon Watrous

b. 13 November 1860, d. 26 September 1941
     Duell Almon Watrous was born on 13 November 1860 at Harpursville, Broome Co., NY. He was the son of William George Watrous and Amanda Melvina Wasson. Duell Almon Watrous died on 26 September 1941 at Syracuse, Onondaga Co., NY, at age 80.

Duell and Mary J. were enumerated in the 1900 Colesvile, Broome Co., NY, federal census. He was a farmer age 39, she was 35. They had been married 12 years and she had one child. The only child in the household was Watson R. 3.

Child of Duell Almon Watrous

Jackie Lee Ory

b. 15 September 1930
     Jackie Lee Ory was born on 15 September 1930.1 She married John Phillips Holcombe, son of John Porter Holcombe and Lasta Maud Phillips, on 18 September 1955.1

Citations

  1. [S807] Find A Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com, memorial # 79703136.

Stephen A. Holcombe

     Stephen A. Holcombe was the son of Zaphania Holcombe and Mary Ann Collins. Stephen A. Holcombe married Amanda Lee (?)

Delia F. Harrell

b. 9 August 1879, d. 19 July 1916
     Delia F. Harrell was born on 9 August 1879. She married John Porter Holcombe, son of Eli Barger Holcombe and Sarah J. Matthews. Delia F. Harrell died on 19 July 1916 at age 36.

Charles Watrous1

b. circa 1931
     Charles Watrous was born circa 1931 at NY.1 He was the son of Watson Roberts Watrous and Adeline T. Ruland.1

Citations

  1. [S749] 1940 Federal Census.

Sarah J. Matthews

b. circa 1846
     Sarah J. Matthews was born circa 1846 at MS.1 She married Eli Barger Holcombe, son of Darius John Holcombe and Rebecca (?), on 15 November 1869 at Oxford, Lafayette Co., MS.2,3

Child of Sarah J. Matthews and Eli Barger Holcombe

Citations

  1. [S362] 1880 Federal Census,.
  2. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 547, item D-3-4-7-1-1-10.
  3. [S336] Ancestry.com, Hunting For Bears, comp.. Mississippi Marriages, 1776-1935 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004.
  4. [S825] DC: John Porter Holcombe, online https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll, Texas Department of State Health Services; Austin Texas, USA; Texas Death Certificates, 1903–1982.

Columbus M. Holcombe

b. circa 1819, d. 6 August 1841
Columbus M. Holcombe
photo courtesy of Steve Watrous
     Columbus M. Holcombe was born circa 1819. He was the son of NY Holcombe. Columbus M. Holcombe died on 6 August 1841 at NY. He was buried at New Ohio Cemetery, North Colesville, Broome Co., NY.

Rebecca (?)1

b. circa 1809
     Rebecca (?) was born circa 1809 at NC.1 She married Darius John Holcombe, son of Lot Holcombe and Cassandra Jackson, on 31 July 1825 at Jefferson Co., AL.1,2,3

Child of Rebecca (?) and Darius John Holcombe

Citations

  1. [S67] 1850 Federal Census,, On-line Database, Year: 1850; Census Place: Lafayette, Mississippi; Roll: M432_375; Page: 261A; Image: 78.
  2. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 542, item D-3-4-7-1-1.
  3. [S336] Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com. Alabama, Compiled Marriages from Selected Counties, 1809-1920 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 1999.
    Original data: Dodd, Jordan R., comp.. Early American Marriages: Alabama, 1800 to 1920.

Henry Penny

     Henry Penny married Jane Dabinott, daughter of John Dabinott, on 10 July 1589.

Child of Henry Penny and Jane Dabinott

Cassandra Jackson

b. 30 March 1780, d. 10 February 1848
     Cassandra Jackson was born on 30 March 1780 at near Cross Keys, Union Co., SC.1 She married Lot Holcombe, son of Hosea Holcombe and Phoebe Smith, on 7 June 1801 at Union Co., SC. Cassandra Jackson died on 10 February 1848 at Oxford, Lafayette Co., MS, at age 67.1 She was buried at Clear Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, Oxford, Lafayette Co., MS.1

Child of Cassandra Jackson and Lot Holcombe

Citations

  1. [S807] Find A Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com, memorial # 123769622.

Thomas Dabinott

b. 4 February 1528, d. 1593
     Thomas Dabinott married Rawlyn (?) Thomas Dabinott was born on 4 February 1528 at Yarcombe, Devon, England. He died in 1593 at Chardstock, Devon, England.

Children of Thomas Dabinott and Rawlyn (?)

Phoebe Smith

b. 1760, d. 1825
     Phoebe Smith was born in 1760. She married Hosea Holcombe in 1778 at Union District, SC.1 Phoebe Smith died in 1825 at Spartenburg District, SC.1

Child of Phoebe Smith and Hosea Holcombe

Citations

  1. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 540, item D-3-4-7.

D. A. Covington

d. 17 September 1897
     D. A. Covington married Melinda (?) D. A. Covington died on 17 September 1897.

Child of D. A. Covington and Melinda (?)

Leroy McKinney1

b. January 1886
     Leroy McKinney was born in January 1886 at IN.1 He was the son of George McKinney and Eliza (?)1

Citations

  1. [S35] 1900 Federal Census, unknown repository address.

Carlin Brite Holcombe

d. 5 November 2017
     Carlin Brite Holcombe was the daughter of John PORTER Holcombe III and Crystal Marie Champion. Carlin Brite Holcombe died on 5 November 2017 at Southerland Springs, Wilson Co., TX.

Carlin Brite was considered a viable fetus at the time of his mother's murder.

Christopher Dabinott

b. 3 February 1563, d. July 1637
     Christopher Dabinott was born on 3 February 1563 at Yarcombe, Devon, England. He was the son of Thomas Dabinott and Rawlyn (?) Christopher Dabinott married Joanna Collins. Christopher Dabinott died in July 1637 at Dorset, England, at age 74.

Child of Christopher Dabinott and Joanna Collins

Caroline Dutcher1

     Caroline Dutcher was the daughter of Christopher Dutcher and Rosetta Holcombe.1

Citations

  1. [S827] American Ancestors, online AmericanAncestors.org, The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record. New York, NY: New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, 1870-. (Online database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2011.)

    https://www.americanancestors.org/DB437/i/13661/248/…

Thomas McKinney1

b. December 1892
     Thomas McKinney was born in December 1892 at IN.1 He was the son of George McKinney and Eliza (?)1

Citations

  1. [S35] 1900 Federal Census, unknown repository address.

Alury Holcombe1

b. 17 February 1773, d. 4 August 1774
     Alury Holcombe was born on 17 February 1773 at Barkhamsted, Litchfield Co., CT.1 She was the daughter of Eli Holcombe and Hannah Crofut.1 Alury Holcombe died on 4 August 1774 at Barkhamsted, Litchfield Co., CT, at age 1.1

Citations

  1. [S336] Ancestry.com, Connecticut Town Birth Records, pre-1870 (Barbour Collection).

Earl McKinney1

b. July 1895
     Earl McKinney was born in July 1895 at IN.1 He was the son of George McKinney and Eliza (?)1

Citations

  1. [S35] 1900 Federal Census, unknown repository address.

Rachel Holcombe1

b. 17 December 1785
     Rachel Holcombe was born on 17 December 1785 at Barkhamsted, Litchfield Co., CT.1 She was the daughter of Eli Holcombe and Hannah Crofut.1

Citations

  1. [S336] Ancestry.com, Connecticut Town Birth Records, pre-1870 (Barbour Collection).

John Dabinott

b. 29 January 1553, d. 1624
     John Dabinott was born on 29 January 1553 at Yarcombe, Devon, England. He was the son of Thomas Dabinott and Rawlyn (?) John Dabinott died in 1624 at Chardstock, Devon, England.

Child of John Dabinott

Jennie Sophia Williams

b. 1854
     Jennie Sophia Williams was born in 1854 at AL. She married Edward Lindsey Marshall, son of William Thomas Marshall and Mary Annabella Hails.

Child of Jennie Sophia Williams and Edward Lindsey Marshall

Mary Annabella Hails1

b. 13 February 1825, d. 17 December 1885
     Mary Annabella Hails was born on 13 February 1825 at Wilcox Co., AL.1 She married William Thomas Marshall on 15 June 1841 at Cottage Hill, Mobile, Mobile Co., AL.1 Mary Annabella Hails died on 17 December 1885 at Mobile, Mobile Co., AL, at age 60.1

Children of Mary Annabella Hails and William Thomas Marshall

Citations

  1. [S828] Marshall Bible.

Augusta Georgia Marshall1

b. 9 June 1842
     Augusta Georgia Marshall was born on 9 June 1842 at Cottage Hill, Mobile, Mobile Co., AL.1 She was the daughter of William Thomas Marshall and Mary Annabella Hails.1 As of circa 1857, Augusta Georgia Marshall was also known as Lillie Marshall.

Citations

  1. [S828] Marshall Bible.

James R. McKinney

b. circa 1919
     James R. McKinney was born circa 1919 at Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN. He was the son of Roscoe Anthony McKinney and Anna Marie Moss.

Margaret Marshall1

b. 28 November 1846
     Margaret Marshall was born on 28 November 1846 at Cottage Hill, Mobile, Mobile Co., AL.1 She was the daughter of William Thomas Marshall and Mary Annabella Hails.1

Citations

  1. [S828] Marshall Bible.

John Winthrop1

b. 14 March 1638, d. 27 November 1707
     John Winthrop was also known as Fitz-John Winthrop.1 He was born on 14 March 1638 at Boston, Suffolk Co., MA.1 He was the son of Gov. John Winthrop Jr. and Elizabeth Reade.1 John Winthrop died on 27 November 1707 at Boston, Suffolk Co., MA, at age 69.1 He was buried at King's Chapel Burying Ground, Boston, Suffolk Co., MA.1

Winthrop was sent to Harvard, but failed the entrance examination.

In 1658 Winthrop went to England. He served in the English New Model Army in Scotland under General George Monck. He accompanied Monck when he marched into England in 1660 at the head of his army and restored King Charles II to the throne. As part of the restoration settlement most of the army was paid off and disbanded.

Winthrop, remained in England and was in London in 1661 when his father presented his petition to obtain a charter for the establishment of a Connecticut colony. In April 1663, both returned to New London.

Winthrop returned to Connecticut and was a representative in 1671. He was a major in King Philip's War, and in 1686 he was one of the council of Governor Andros. He was a Magistrate of Connecticut in 1689, and in 1690 he was appointed major-general and commanded the unsuccessful expedition of the New York and Connecticut forces against Canada. From 1693 to 1698 he was Agent of the Colony to Great Britain. He was appointed governor of Connecticut in 1696 and held the post until his death.

Citations

  1. [S820] Scott C. Steward and Chip Rowe, Robert Winthrop, page 96.

Horace Holcombe1

b. 2 October 1862, d. 12 February 1937
Photo Courtesy of FindAGrave
     Horace Holcombe was born on 2 October 1862 at Eaton Rapids, Eaton Co., MI.1 He was the son of Rufus Holcombe and Sally Seely.1 Horace Holcombe married Emma Jane Holbrook on 3 July 1881 at Clinton Co., MI.1 Horace Holcombe died on 12 February 1937 at Eaton Rapids, Eaton Co., MI, at age 74.2 He was buried at Munger Cemetery, Eaton Rapids, Eaton Co., MI.2

Citations

  1. [S821] Barry L. Boyer, "Rufus Holcombe," e-mail to James H. Holcombe, 14 September 2017.
  2. [S807] Find A Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com, memorial # 66610930.

Rachel Meghan Markle

b. 4 August 1981
     Rachel Meghan Markle was born on 4 August 1981 at Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., CA. She was the daughter of Thomas W. Markle and Doria Ragland. Rachel Meghan Markle and Prince Henry Charles Albert David were engaged on 27 November 2017.

Research compiled in 1997 by historians including Markle's great-uncle, Mike Markle, found that her paternal great-great-great-grandmother was New Hampshire landowner Mary Hussey Smith (1823–1908), a descendant of nobleman John Hussey, 1st Baron Hussey of Sleaford, who was beheaded in 1537 at the order of King Henry VIII.Through Lord Hussey, Markle is a descendant of King John. Markle is also a descendant of Captain Christopher Hussey, Esquire (d.1686) who was appointed in 1679 by King Charles II to govern the Royal Province of Hampton, New Hampshire. He was a Founding Father of Nantucket.

Markle is a distant relation of Prince Harry. Their common ancestors are Elizabeth Bowes (1505–c.1572) and her husband, Richard Bowes, son of Sir Ralph Bowes of Streatlam Castle and High Sheriff of County Durham—ancestors of Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother (née Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon).

Markle's maternal great-great-great-grandfather was a slave on Georgia plantations before being emancipated with the abolition of slavery in 1865.

Stanton McKinney1

b. April 1883
     Stanton McKinney was born in April 1883 at IN.1 He was the son of George McKinney and Eliza (?)1

Citations

  1. [S35] 1900 Federal Census, unknown repository address.

Doria Ragland

     Doria Ragland was the daughter of Alvin A. Ragland and Ava Burrow. Doria Ragland married Thomas W. Markle.

Child of Doria Ragland and Thomas W. Markle

Charles Gilbert Holcombe1,2

b. 11 September 1881, d. 27 May 1956
     Charles Gilbert Holcombe was born on 11 September 1881 at Eaton Rapids, Eaton Co., MI.1 He was the son of Rufus Holcombe and Sally Seely.1 Charles Gilbert Holcombe married Flora C. Owens on 30 November 1899 at Dimondale, Ingham Co., MI; License filed.1,3,4 Charles Gilbert Holcombe died on 27 May 1956 at Phoenix, Maricopa Co., AZ, at age 74.1,5 He was buried on 29 May 1956 at Memory Lawn Cemetery, Phoenix, Maricopa Co., AZ.1

Flora and Charles were enumerated in the 1900 Aurellius, Ingham Co., MI, federal census in the household of her father. Charles was a farm laborer age 18, she was 17.6

Charles and Flora were enumerated in the 1910 Eaton Rapids, Eaton Co., MI, federal census. He was a farm laborer age 28, she was 27. Children in the household were Eva M. 8, Edith V. 7, and Lester R. 4. 6

Charles and Flora were enumerated in the 1920 Detroit, Wayne Co., MI, federal census. He was and inspector, age 38, she was 36. Children in the household were Edith V. 16, Lester 14, and Mary 5.6

Charles G. and Flora C. were enumerated in the 1930 Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., CA, federal census. He was a tele setter age 48, she was 47. Children in the household were Lester 24, Veo 27, and Mary A. 15.6

Charles G. and Flora were enumerated in the 1940 Willard, Box Elder Co., UT, federal census. He was 58, she was 56. Children in the household were Vea 36 and Lester R. 34.6

From the Arizona Republic 29 May 1956, page 32:

Funeral of Charles G. Holcomb, 75, will be at 3 p.m. today in the Arizona Funeral Home Chapel, 376 N. Third Ave. Pastor Logan E. Houser will officiate. Burial will be in Memory Lawn Memorial Park.

Mr. Holcomb died Sunday in a local rest home following a long illness. He was a retired tile setter and came to Phoenix in 1934 from Tujunga, Calif. He resided at 415 N. 19th St. He was born in Michigan.

He is survived by his wife, Flora C., two daughters, Mrs. Eva Von Rhein and Mrs. Mary McLennan, and a son Veo, all of Phoenix. Also surviving is another son, Lester R. of St. George, Utah; 10 grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.

Children of Charles Gilbert Holcombe and Flora C. Owens

Citations

  1. [S821] Barry L. Boyer, "Rufus Holcombe," e-mail to James H. Holcombe, 14 September 2017.
  2. [S336] Ancestry.com, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007.
  3. [S35] 1900 Federal Census, unknown repository address.
  4. [S336] Ancestry.com, Michigan, Marriage Records, 1867-1952.
  5. [S336] Ancestry.com, Arizona, Death Records, 1887-1960.
  6. [S336] Ancestry.com.
  7. [S363] 1910 Federal Census,.

Earl Roberts1

b. July 1875
     Earl Roberts was born in July 1875 at IN.1 He married Lillie McKinney, daughter of George McKinney and Eliza (?).1

Child of Earl Roberts and Lillie McKinney

Citations

  1. [S35] 1900 Federal Census, unknown repository address.

Lois Russell

     Lois Russell married Steve R. Ragland, son of Jeremiah Ragland and Claudie Ritchie, in 1929 at TN.

Child of Lois Russell and Steve R. Ragland

Philip Anthony McKinney

b. 23 February 1917, d. 9 June 1990
     Philip Anthony McKinney was born on 23 February 1917 at Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN. He was the son of Roscoe Anthony McKinney and Anna Marie Moss. Philip Anthony McKinney married Margaret E. Davey on 20 June 1942 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN. Philip Anthony McKinney died on 9 June 1990 at St. Vincent's Hospital, Marion Co., IN, at age 73. He was buried on 13 June 1990 at Oaklawn Memorial Gardens, St. Vincent's Hospital, Marion Co., IN.

Claudie Ritchie

b. 1885, d. 1939
     Claudie Ritchie was born in 1885 at Clayton, GA. She married Jeremiah Ragland. Claudie Ritchie died in 1939 at Chattanooga, Hamilton Co., TN.

Child of Claudie Ritchie and Jeremiah Ragland

(?) Dauenhauer

     (?) Dauenhauer married Mary Harriett Miller, daughter of Smith William Miller and Arlene Harriett Newell.